Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, May 4, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated May 4, 1876 Page 1
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PORTLAND DAILY ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862,-YOL. 13._PORTLAND, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 4, 1876. _ TERMS $8.00 TER ANNUM, IN AD VAN CE. ENTERTAINMENTS. State Street Chapel. There will be a CHILDREN S FAIR AND CONCERT — at the — STATE STREET CHAPEI., THIS EVENING, AT 7 1-2 O'CE’K Admission, 25 cents. my4dlt PORTLAND MUSEUM, C«r. of Congress and Exchange Streets I. T. WIEB A CO., . Proprietors. Tuesday, May 2d, — AND — UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Immense Success ot the New Irish. Drams entitled, the Shanghraan COyy, the Shaughraun. .JOSEPH F. WHEELOCK New and Magnificent Scenery by the Popular Young Artist, David Richards. Elaborate Mechanical Effects by A. D. Page. nVSIC by Prof. Charles Grimmer. MONDAY EVENING, May 8th,-Benefit of H. I. . HASCOMB, when an attract!.', bill will be presented. Ladies’ Matinee every Wednesday and Satur dav at 2 p. m. Box office open from 9 a. m., to 9 p. m. se2dtf CITY HALL ! One Night Only! Thursday evening, May 4th, Haverly’s Minstrels J. H. Hayebly, Prop’r. H. J. Clap man, Man. The Largest and Most Refined Minslrel Organization in the World. 1 CONGRESS OF STARS, Led by the King of Negro Comedians, COOL BURGESS, In one of their Chaste and Elegant Enter tainments, introducing all the Latest Ethiopian Novelties ot the day, in a style and manner peculiar alone to this Talented Troupe. Heats 3 days in advance, at Stockbridge’a Music Htore. my2d3t FRED BAR DWELL, Geu’l Agent. MUSIC HALL, Friday and Saturday, May 5 and G — AND — SATURDAY MATINEE at 2 o’cl’k. REUNITED. The Original Scout Combination, BUFFALO BILL, (Hon. W. F. Cody.) TEXAS JACK, (J. B. Qmoliundro.) Ana the Peerless Danse use, MdLlle. Morlacclii In tlie Great Western Dramas of “LIFE ON THE BORDER,’’ And “SCOUTS OF THE PLAINS.” Tlie performances will commence each evening with a Sparkling Comedy, introducing M’LLK MORLACCH1 in Singing and Dancing. Price* a.a.ual— Reserved Seats, 75 cents, to he had at the Box Office at Alusic Hall, 4 days in advance. ap29d0t JOSHUA E. OGDEN, Gen. Agent. JUVENILE EXHIBITION PROF. J. W. RAYMOND, Will give an Exhibition Ball with his Juvenile Claes, at CITY HALL, Monday evening, May 8th, Tickets 50 ceuts, to any part of the hall; Pupils of the class free. After the children's programme whieh will em brace the minuet and Fancy Dances, the rest of the audience can participate in the evening's entertain ment. music by Cole’s Quadrille Rand. myldtd J. S. GOOLD, Agent. COPARTNERSHIP. Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership existing under the name of HOVEY & DEAN is this day dissolved by mu tual consent. All bills of the firm will be settled by W. S. HOVEY, who will continue to carry on the business of Carriage. Sleigh and Sign paint ing at the old stand, 15 Preble St. Portland, May 1st. ray3dlw* Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership heretofore existing between David W. Kincaid and Walter J. Royer, under the firm of KINCAID & ROYER, was dissolved by mutual consent. David W. Kincaid is authorized to settle all claims against, and to receive all amounts due, the aboue named firm. DAVID W. KINCAID, WALTER J. ROYER. C. E. Ferry, April 21, 1876. my2dtw* Dissolntion of Copartnership. THE copartnership of GEO. W. RICH & CO., was dissolved by mutual consent, Saturday, April 15th. The business of the firm will be settled by Lewis & Co., at Store 173 Fore Street. I Khali open next week an Entirely New Slock of CLOTHING — AND — GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, — IN THE — Corner Store, No. 175 Fore St., Under the old firm name of GEO. W. It It'IV Ac CO., and I Khali be happy 10 Kerre all my former customers. apl9d3w GEO. W. RICH. CRAIG & WILSON Foraierly Craig Sc Jackaon. Plain and Ornamental Plasterers, ARB MASTIC) WORKER., Ornaments in every Variety of (Styles, Designed by the best artists In the country, such as Cornices. Centre Pieces, Brackets, Columns, &c., can always be furnished at the shortest notice. Repairing, Plastering. Whitening and Tinting done in the ueatest manner. lVn d Kan fit Kiropt. Portland. IWe. N. B.—The most delicate work packed to go safely any distance. Joseph Craig. mai7d3m James Wilson. HVTTJSXO 2 Hew Sheet Music, Books. Folios, k received daily by C. K. HAWES, 177 Middle Street, Portland. Tbe largest Slock in Ihe City. - ALSO - Pianos, Reed Origans, cheap tor cash or install ments, Violins, Guitars, Music Boxes, Accordions, Flutes, Banjos. Piccolos, Harmonicas, Clarinets, Cornets, and all Instruments for Brass and String Bands, in great variety; extra \ lolin Strings, Retail t and Wholesale. Particular attention given to orders. jan31 deodly* .Fireproof Roofing Paint. The best and cheapest Snow A- Davis Patrni Slate Booing Paint for Shingle, Tin and lroi Roofs, also for cheap outside work, sold by the galloi or applied by J. N. McCOY & CO-, ‘J8 Spring Sc., Portland, ttOOFEftU ANP PAINTERS jy24_ dti Jump Seat Carriage FOR SALE. But little used, and will be sold low. — also — LIGHT EXPRESS WAGON In fine order. Will be sold low. Apply to WM. ALLEN, JR., ap22deod3w31} Exchange Street. 1UFF1 PUFF!! PUFF|!I magical Puzzle Box. Thousands of Magical Rings out o J • this wonderlul Box. Endless amusement for the children Sent to any address, with full directions, on receipt o 23c. LOTklDGK & CO., Dey Street, Nev York. mblSd&wbin BUSINESS CARDS. Clias. J. Schumacher, FRESCO PAINTER, Office iu Caiico Bank Building, over F. II. Fa.sell’s Office. Orders left at Schumacher Brc9. will meet prompt ttentiou. apr3d3m C. P. BABCOCK. MODEL MAKER & JOBBER, MANUFACTURER OF Watch and Chronometer marker** Tool., mathematical. Optical and Philo sophical Instrument*, School Apparatus, &c., 56 Market Street, Printers Exchange, Jul PORTLAND, M®. dly STEPHEN BERRY, ffiookj fob and (gold ffiunbek) No. 37 Plum Street. D. W. FESSENDEN, Attorney at Law, OFFICE IN STANTON BLOCK, No. 31 1-2 Exchange Street. JanlSdtf J. H. HOOPER. U H PI O LSTERER Nos. 31 and 33 Free St., MANUFACTURER OF Parlor Suits, Lounges, Spring Seels, Mattresses, XcDonough Patent Bed I.oungcs, En ameled Chairs, Arc. 52p“All kinds of repairing neatly done. Furmtnrt b,zed and matted. oct5-’69T T&Stf FRED. N. DOW, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 173 JUiddle Street, PORTLAND. ME. ap!3il6m»ttf H. HANSON & SON, MANUFACTURERS OF Monuments, Tablets, Grave Stones and Granite Work. MANUFACTORY AT No. 907 Congress St., West End, Portland, Blaine. All orders promptly attended to. HENRY HANSON. WM. H, A. HANSON. nnr17 rifim JOHN J. PERRY, Attorney at Law, 49 1-2 EXCHANGE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE. jan2J__dlw*ttf E. EC. RIPLEY, Sexton Second Parish Church, TJ ndertals. or. WOULD respectfully inform the citizens of Port land that he is prepared to furnish Coffins, Caskets and Grave-Clothes, of all styles, at the shortest possible notice. Everything connected with the management of funerals, day or night, will receive prompt attention. Residence No. 219 Federal, corner of Temple St. feblOdfim M. C. PATTEN, Practical and Expert Accountant, 14$ COMMERCIAL ST. INTRICATE accounts, partnership settlements, etc., etc., adjusted. Previous business written, and all work requiring competent services promptly executed. Compromises between debtors and credi tors effected, financial ability of debtors investigated, and settlements effected when desired. Instruction in book-keeping to a limited number. Business from this city and vicinity respectfully solicited. Ample references in this and other cities. marT TW&Fteodtf THOMAS RAINEY, HI. A. M. D. Office 499 1-4 Congress Street, Formerly occupied by Dr. Daveis. Ilourr—lO to 14 A. HI., 4 to 5 P. HI. ma3 d&wtf E. €. JORDAN & CO., Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors. No. I»4 Middle St., Portland, Me. Surveys made for Proposed Railroads. Water Works, Mill Dams, and Storage Reservoirs, surveys of Counties, Towns, House Lots, &c. Estimates of Brickwork, Plastering. Slating, Stone Masonry, Earthwork, Earth and Stone Excavation, &c., &c., &c Plans and Specifications for Iron or Wooden Bridges, or the combination. Plans and bills of Tim ber for Wharves, &c., &c.apr7d3m WILLIAM A. PEARCE, Practical Plumber, Force Pumps and Water Closets, NO. 41 UNION ST., Under Falmouth Hotel, Portland, Me. Warm, Cold and Shower Baths, Washbowls, Brass and Silver Plated Cocks; every description ot Water, Steam aDd Gas Fixtures for dwelling Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships* Closets, etc., arranged and set up iu the best manner, and all orders in town or country faith full v executed. All kinds of jobbing promptly attended to. Constantly on hand Lead, Iron and .Brand Pipe, Sheet Lead and Plumbers’ Materials. ap22dlm 33r. R.. T. Wilde, The Natural Magnetic Physician, He shall lay hands on them and they sha’l bo healed. 304 Cumberland, Cor. of Elm St. nov8 dtf WM. H. MOTLEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OVER I. P. FARRINGTON’S, ISO Middle Street. ja«5dtf EDUCATIONAL. ENGLISH & CLASSICAL SCHOOL FOR BOTH SEXES, Cor. Casco and Cumberland Streets, Will reopen Monday, MajStb. Number of pupils limited. my3dlw C. B VARNEY,Principal. Eaton Family School For Boys, -AT IVOKKIDGEWOCK, MAINE. Spring Term will eminence March 3Tlh. For Circulars anil Portland references address augl9-tf H. F. BATON, Principal. KUItSARGE SCHOOL FOR liOVS, NORTH CONWAY, N. H. The Next Quarter Commences April 20th. For particulars or admission address aprl9tr FREDERICK THOMPSON, Principal. Edw. C. Farnsworth, Teacher of Pianoforte,Organ & Harmony, RESIDENCE 037 SPRING ST. mar4 d3m* FRENCH LESSONS — AND — LITERATURE. MIME. R. E. IMAsse, formerly of Boston, late of Philadelphia and New Jersey, pro poses to establish a permanent French Institute in Portland. She will commence her Spring term April 18th, 1876. Tne course will consist of private French lessons and classes for any one who wishes to study the lan guage. She will form classes for advanced pupils who desire only to converse. She intends also to have matinees for Ladies, con sisting of readings from the best French Authors and Dramatists, and the conversation will be only in French. The same lessons will te given twice a week in the evening lor Ladies and Gentlemen. She will commence these evening lessons early in September. Mme. will be assisted by Prof. Masse. In the early part of Juno Madame expects an Ar tist who has been connected with her Institute in Philadelphia. This Lady is a member of the Acad emy of tne Fine Arts in that city. She gives lessons in Drawing in all its branches, Oil Painting, Pastel. Her Speciality duriDg the summer will be Water Color from nature. For further information please call at No. 1C Free street. Mme. will be at her rooms from II A. M. un til 5 P. M. and every evening. Mme. Masse is permitted to refer to the following gentlemen: Rt. Rey. Bishop Jame3 A. Healy, D. D. Rt. Rev. Bishop H. A. Neely, D. D. Rev Thomas Hill. D. I)., L . D. Rt. Rev. Bishop VV. B. Stevens, D. D., of Philadel , ptua. Hon. Charles F. Libby, County Attorney. Mon. Henry J. Murray, British Consul. ■ c ^Phraim Hunt, LL. D., Superintendent of Public [ of Portland. fw™d,.HWDa,la, of Boston. George L, Emerson, Esq., of Boston. apr8tf ___CLOTHING.__ TO GRANGERS, < SOVEREIGNS OF INDUSTRY and all others wlio are’intcrested in the Great and Glorious work of Reformation LEND A LISTENING EAR. j i With the very best of feelings towards your respective organizations 1 we propose to address a tewr words to each individual of your order, ( also to the order as a body. i The subject we propose to discuss is your method of purchasing goods of RETAIL DEALERS, for immediate use; and while we do not hesitate to say that we hope to derive some benefit from our efforts, we trust at the same time that we may benefit each individual mem ber of your order. Asa body, through a Committee, you make arrangements with cer tain dealers to supply the wants of each member of your society, i stipulating that in consideration ot the great amount of custom to be obtained from the order, that a discount of lO PER CENT, must be ! deducted from the “REGULAR PRICES” ot the dealer. Your object in so doing is to obtain yonr goods at as low a figure as i possible, or as near the manufacturer’s price as possible. t c THIS IS JUST AND WHOLLY RIGHT, j t But we ask DO YOU obtain your goods at as LOW a price as you d should under the circumstances. Has a Merchant that does business f on a principle OTHERWISE THAN ONE PRICE, A FIXED OR {j STANDARD PRICE 1 Can you conscientiously say that you are not p charged an EXTRA PRICE so as to enable the denier to deduct the e 10 PER CENT agreed upon! But you say we do not let the dealer } know that we arc a member of any society until after the “BARGAIN” E is made, therefore we gain the lO PER CENT. a We beg to differ, and can prove what we assert. You may obtaiu the 11 desired result THE FIRST TIME, j Y BUT BEWARE OF THE SECOND ! I 13 a V Von are known and a price is charged accordingly. We do not say this through malice or prejudice, but strictly in a pure business view. We Speak of What We Know I | S' s V We are manufacturers of clothing on an IMMENSE scale, probably ” no other concern in America manufactures and sells more clothing c than we do in all of our various stores scattered throughout this conn- ii try. We buy our cloth for CASH ot the mills, make it up into all grades c ot clothing, and sell it directly to the CONSUMER AT A SMALL PER- S CENTAGE ABOVE MANUFACTURING COST. At the prices we sell our clothing we could not deduct 10 PER CENT 1 from our prices J^ISTJD LIVE I s p s t< The tact that we own our Clothing at LESS prices than NINE TENTHS i ot other dealers, justifies us in saying that “FANCY PRICES” must be » asked to admit of so great a deduction. WE CHALLENGE EACH MEMBER OF THE ORDERS To call and compare our GOODS and PRICES with the goods and prices you have seen at other stores. Our prices are marked on each garment in PLAIN FIGURES, and we defy any and all others, unless having equal facilities, to sell as GOOD CLOTHING for as low figures as we do. We will venture to say without fear of contradiction, that there is not a single individual connected with the orders named bnt what will agree that the When carried out to the LETTER, is not only the MOST FAIR, but the MOST HONORABLE method of doing business. It guarantees EQUAL RIGHTS to all, either VOUNG or OLD. EXPERIENCED or INEXPE RIENCED BUVERS are sure of obtaining their goods at a uniform price, and are positive of receiving the full value of their money in vested. This Fact Must be Apparent to all Fair ^ Minded People. 1 b Common goods are marked, in PLAIN FIGURES, a LOW PRICE. ^ Medium goods at MEDIUM PRICES. First-class goods at HIGHER PRICES. There is no chance for MISUNDERSTANDING or MISREPRESEN TATIOM. the nurcViaser rer.pives flit AfTIA ulmf Iip nnva for. And Under Our System, IF THE CUSTOMER IS NOT ENTIRELY SATISFIED WITH THEIR PURCHASE, OR IF THE GOODS DO NOT FIT. OR IF THEY FIND THAT THE V CAN BUY THEM CHEAPER. RETURN THEM AT ONCE AND EXCHANGE FOR OTHERS OR RECEIVE YOUR MONEY. IRIEIiyCE^IBIEIR, I x v That we are not “MIDDLEMEN,” but MANUFACTURERS, and that the " CONSUMER conies directly in contact with the Manufacturer when purchasing of us. BEAR IN MIND A Tiiat we have the LARGEST stock of || l BOYS’ M illDRIS Cfflll! to be found east of Boston, and that we shall always be happy to see you whether you wish to PURCHASE or LOOK, and that OUR PRICES arc always lower than all other dealers. C. D. B. FISK & C0„ The Great One Price Clothiers, , ] 233 MIDDLE STREET, PORTEAMB, ME., 1 AND J C f 16 WEST MARKET SQUARE, BANGOR ME. „„ j ANNUAL MEETINGS. ANNUAL, MEETING. rHE annual meeting of llie “Temlsconta Pine Land Co.” will be held at Office of A. E. itevens & Co., on WEDNESDAY P. M. at 3 ’clock. May loth. 1st—For the choice of officers 2nd—To consider any proposition, which may be ubmitted for the purchase of the property of the iompanv. 3rd—For the transaction of any other business luly presented at said meeting. „ , , „ N. O. CRAM, Clerk. Portland, May 2d. my2dtd. rhe Medicine that Cures VEGETINE. Taking into consideration the character ot its ouchers, the history of its cares and the immense ncreasing demand, Vegetine may be fairly en itled the leading medicine of the age. For scrotula in the blood, Vegetine is an in allible remedy, and no person need suffer from mmors, ulcers, and all diseases arising from impure •lood, if Vegetine is used according to directions, 'here is not a case of scrofula in existence that ^egftine will not cure, provided, however, the ital functions have not lost their power of action, 11 that may be said to the contrary notwithstanding. Vegetine is pleasant to the taste, mild in its in luence, and absolute in its action on disease, as the allowing unquestionable evidence will show. PAID NEARLY $400.00 ! ! „ , January 2, 1875. [. It. Stevens, Esq: Dear Sir: When about six months old I was vac inated. The parties who where vaccinated from lie same virus died trom the humor. The humor pread over me to such an extent that I was rolled l bran to prevent me from scratching my person, he disease fin; lly settled in my head. I remained i this condition about twenty years, troubled all be time with sores breaking in my bead and dis barging corruption from my car. At this lime a mall kernel appeared on my neck, gradually in reasing in size until a tumor formed of such im lense size I could see it by turning my eyes down ard. All this time I was taking various remedies >r my blood without any substantial benefit. I then went to a prominent physician in Boston, “u, Iivcnun,ui/ Ui D1A uiuuburi lUUCCU 11UJ imor eight times, which cost me nearly $400. This :ft me with a rough, aggravated sore, without at all iminishing the size of the tumor, and in a sickly, :eble condition. I consulted another physician in j atick, who, after considerable time, succeeded in ealing the sore without reducing the size. At this oint I commenced to use Vegetine, through the irnest persuasion of a friend. After 1 bad taken lis medicine about one week I experienced wonder d sensations. My whole body seemed to be under dug a radical change, until, finally, the tumor broke ad discharged frightful quantities. From this time decreased in size until the bunch disappeared, but ly neck still bears the ugly scars of the sore and .nee. I am now healthy and strong and able to ork every day. I will also mention that I have been an acute suf rer trom inflammatory rheumatism ever since I can (member, until commencing the use oi Vegetine, hen almost immediately all rheumatic pains ceased, his statement I volunteer for the purpose of bene ting other suffering humanity, and you will confer favor by giving it as much nublicity as thought roper. Very gratefully, O. M. SAVELS, Ashland, Mass. What is Vegetine i It is a compound extracted from barks, roots and 2rbs.. It is nature’s remedy. It is perfectly hara ss trom any bad effect upon the system. It is nour hing and strengthening. It acts directly upon the ood. It quiets the nervous system. It gives you a >od, sweet sleep at night. It is a great panacea for lr aged fathers and mothers, for it gives them rengih, quiets their nerves, and gives them nature’s veet sleep—as has been proved by many an aged arson. It is the great Blood Purifier. It is a sooth ig remedy for our children. It has relieved and ired thousands. It is very pleasant to take; overy did likes it. It relieves ami cures all diseases orig latirg from impure blood. Try the Vegetine. ive it a fair trial for your complaints; then you will iy to your friend, neighbor and acquaintance, “Try ; it has cured mo.” Report from a Practical Chemist and Apothecary. Boston, Jan. l, 1874, Dear Sir: This is to certify that I have sold at re kil 154 1-3 dozen (1852 bottles) of your Vegetine nee April 12, 1870. and can truly sav that it has giv i the best satisfaction of any remedy for the com laints for which it is recommended that I ever sold, jarcely a day passes without some of mv customers istifying to its merits on themselves or their friends, am perfectly cognizant of several cases of scrofulous umo’r8 betng cured by Vegetine alone in this vicln y. Very respectfully yours, A1 GILMAN, 4G8 Broadwav. To H. R. Steyens, Esq. regetine is Sold l)j All Druggists. aprl3 <llwt IJN EVERY VARIETY. •LAIN TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, MOULDINGS. WAINS COATINGS. VELVET PAPERS, DECORATIONS, IRONZE & GOLD LEAF PAPERS, Satins and White Blanks, lT prices to suit toe times. MG, SHORT" & HARMON. B^T. W. EMERSON, Paper Hanger, is slate at our store.apll (GUBINS’ STARCH POLISH ! A GREAT DISCOVERY! By the use of which every family mav give their inen that brilliant polish peculiar to flue laundry ork. Saving timo and labor in ironing, more than s entire cost. Warranted. Ask for Dobbins’. DOHVIHN, KRO A «'<> , lit K. fourth Sr., Phila. ATWOOD, STEADMAN & CO., Hole Agents for Maine. ThS&Tty MSON, PHOTOGRAPHER, 244 Middle Street* Xbc Best Work at Moderate Prices. AIM:—TO PLEAES. Jau8 Ladies’ Fine Boots! in all the leading styles, Including the Seamless Side Lace Boots -18 ?RENCH AND AMERICAN KID. ladies’ Fine Boots in all Widths a Specialty. Also a line of the celebrated Newark Hand lewed Work for Gents* wear. No. 1 Elm Street. 'REBLE DAVIS? I LEAVITT & DAVIS. 5^“Measures taken for Ladies’ and Gent’s boots. apr20 eodtf Milk Notice. rlt. HASKELL would inform his friends and . the public that having entered again into the lilk business, lie is prepared to furnish any in watt f pure Milk, and as be will sell only that from his wn cows can guarantee satisfaction in every in tanec. Please addicss, giving street and number, T. M. HASKELL, Abbott’s Corner, Deering, Me . >r all orders left with W. B. MORRILL, 184 Middle t., will be promptly attended to. aprlleodlm gl© Per Day CAN bo made by encrgelic salesmen with our goods, Call at 42J Exchange Street, between and IDA. M.. or enclose $1.00 fin sample, directions, lc., to Box 1932, Portland, Maine. ia20d*odtf THE PRESS. THURSDAY MORXTXO, MAY 4, 1S7«" Every regular attache of the Press is furnished with a Card certificate countersigned by Stanley T. Pullen, Editor. Ail railway, steamboat and hotel managers will confer a favor upon us by demanding credentials of every person claiming to represent our Journal. We do not read anonymous letters and communi cations. The name and address of the writer are in ail cases indispensable, not necessarily tor publication but as a guaranty cl good laith. We cannot undertake to return or reserve commu nications that are not used. It is hard work to satisfy Mr. Blaine’s] op ponents. They objected to his first state ment that it was too long coming, and now they object to the second one that “it is a lit tle too ready.” The Republicans have made great gains in the town elections throughout Indiana, and the electoral vote of that State may safely be counted for the Republican candidate next November. Judge Davis is accused of going round and telling people that he is the proper sort of person for President. He has been con sidered a Republican, but this peculiar mod esty is of the real Democratic sort. Ex-Senator Stockton of New Jersey has been in Washington for a week past, feeling the pulse of the Democratic House to see if it beat quickly at the suggestion of Joel Par ker for presidential candidate. No tumultu ous throbbing was apparent. Mb. Payne of Ohio would do better to provide that the legal-tenders for which ho purposes to substitute $10,000,000 in silver shall be destroyed as fast as received. The wuu“j ouu aiwug >vcn wnuuui them. Whatever the merits of the .bill provid ing for the proper care of immigrants the Senate did well for the interests of the Eng lish language and common sense to strike out the passage “if not too incompatible with the relations of the United States to other pow ers.” Landers is his name, from Indiana, and he offers a resolution to investigate the best means of making coin and greenbacks on a par with each other. Either he is doing something in the sarcastic line, or a conver sion more wonderful than that of Saul has come about. Germany has added four new forts to the fortifications of Metz, strengthened the seven old ones, and is putting sufficient stores into the town to sustain a garrison of 40,000 men several years. She is evidently determined that the siege shall be a memorable one if the place is ever attacked. As Wirt Sykes is going as consul to Flor ence it may be presumed that Olive Logan is going also. The Italians will have an op portunity to see some extraordinary gowns, and American newspapers to publish some floating-island letters with a great deal of froth and mighty little substance. The Connecticut legislature is in session, and about the first business it will attend to is the choice of a United States Senator. It is believed that Mr. Bainum holds over Mr. English, and that the latter gentleman poured out his ducats during the election for noth ing. In opposition to the great absentee he thinks to bring forward Gov. Ingersoll. But the Democrats will not send Mr. Ingersoll to the Senate, for he is their best man, and they always choose the worst one. It is a pity if the King of Dahomey can’t have a little joke without being taken strictly lat his word. He sent a message to the Eng ish that if they wish to collect the fine they have imposed upon him they must come to Dahomey and take it in powder and bullets, and those matter-of-fact Britishers are going to do it. Very likely they will bring a bullet head back with them, and the King be buried without one. Some traveling Americans are writing home letters from Germany and other parts of Europe in which they say that Europeans entertain a mean idea of this country, and distrust the honesty of our public men. Has it never occurred to these correspondents that Europeans judge of Americans from the specimens they see, and that their opinions as to honesty and decency are based ou an acquaintance with these same letter-writers and their fellows? The Great American Decliner may now be considered fairly in the field for the presi dential nomination. Horatio Seymour writes that he cannot be a candidate before the St. Louis convention. New York, July, 1808: “Your candidate I cannot be.” Several min utes are supposed to elapse: “By unanimous vote of this convention Horatio Seymour is your candidate for President.” Great excite ment and cheers. Is history about to repeat itself? inE Washington correspondent ot the New York World feels impelled to say that Mr. Blaine “made an elaborate and it must be admitted most conclusive refutation of the story that he had impropeily received a num ber of Kansas Pacific bonds the first term he was in Congress. His evideuce showed that the person who originated the story had ad mitted his mistake; that each of the firm alleged to have paid the bonds to him une quivocally denies such payment; that the bonds of the road in question belonged to his brother, John E. Blaine of Kansas, who ac quired the interest they represent before ex. Speaker Blaine was elected to Congress; and finally, that the latter spoke and voted against the legislation in the interest of the Kansas Pacific road.” The House committee on mines and min. inghas under consideration a substitute for General Bank’s bill providing for the issue of certificates to persons depositing gold or sil ver bullion, and making the certificate a legal tender. The substitute authorizes the coin ing of a silver dollar of 450 grains,—exactly the staudard prescribed in the Morrill amend ment to the seuate silver bill,—gives deposi tors of bullion the option of taking coin or certificates, and makes the. certificates re deemable either in bullion or coin at the op tion of the government. It also makes silver dollars a legal tender to any amount. The standard of 450 is chosen because it would bring the intrinsic value of the silver dollar np to that of the gold. It is said that there is some disposition in the committee, how ever, to authorize the coinage of the ante-bel lum dollar and equalize the intrinsic value of the two coins by reducing the standard of the gold dollar. Political Sews. Among those mentioned in connection with the presidency of the Cincinnati convention is Judge Poland of Vermont. Senator Wright thinks Blaine'now stands the best chance iu Iowa, but says that Conk ling, Bristow, and Morton all have friends, who are working for them. The Cincinnati Commercial thinks Ex-Gov. Seymour, of New York, would not be talk ing so much if he did not feel that he might turn out to be a favorite son. In forty-six counties in Michigan the Re publicans have made a clear gain of fifty-six Supervisors, conceding all the Liberals and the Independents to the Democrats. Various New York papers of both parties insist that when the New York delegates get to St. Louis they will present the name of Horatio Seymour, instead of Samuel J. Til den, as New York’s favorite son, and that, too, in spite of the resolution of instructions adopted at Utica last week. The abandonment of their separate party organization by the California independents, and the good feeling manifested at the recent State Republican Convention, point pretty surely to a substantial Republican victory at the nest election. The Republicans cf the second congres sional district of Georgia have chosen dele gates to the Cincinnati convention, who are instructed to vote “first,last and all the time” for Blaine. The Democratic convention of the sixth congressional district of Ohio has elected to the state convention delegates who favor William Allen for the presidency, and has passed resolutions iu favor of an unconditional repeal of the resumption act. The following nominations of Cincinnati delegates were made by Massachusetts Re publicans Wednesday: Second District, John E. Sanford and Edward L. Pierce; Sixth District, Dr. George B. Loring and Henry Carter. A lively contest is impending for the seat of Senator Ferry of Michigan, whose term will expire on the 4th of next March. Mr. Ferry is a candidate for re-election, but will meet with an active and popular opponent in Governor Bagley. Secretary Chandler may also be a contestant for the seat. School-teacheis and others in North Caro lina are accusing the State Superintendent of Instruction of marked “crookedness” in his recent financial operations. The official be ing a Democrat, the Democratic papers of the State are not so righteously indignant as they otherwise might ne. Taylor, ex-“reform” governor of Wiscon sin, seems to have been apretty bad lot. An investigating committee has found lots of payments from the contingent funds during his administration, for which there were no vouchers, and which he can’t satisfactorily account for, appearances indicating that he pocketed the money himself. The resolution of the Indiana Democrats which declares that they are opposed to the payment of any part of the Confederate debt or to any payments lor emancipated slaves or for property of Confederates which was de stroyed during the civil war, is obnoxious to the McmpbU (Tenn.) Avalanche (Dem) which says that the declaration is “a studied and uncalled-for fling at the South.” Concerning the late Indiana Democratic State Convention, the Indianapolis Journal says: “It is now generally conceded that there was a well-concerted and deep laid plot to kill off both Landers and Holman, and to nominate Williams. It can be proved by several unimpeachable witnesses that Hol man was nominated on the first ballot, and that the tally-sheet kept by the Secretary sus piciously disappeared almost immediately af ter the false result of the ballot was an nounced.” A curious objection to the Centennial Ex hibition is made by the Patriot Herald of Marion, Va. The editor sustains the action of Virginia in not beiug represented on the ground that the South cannot be expected to join heartily in a celebration which has been arranged by a commission having at its head so partisan an enemy of the South as Gen. Joseph E. Hawley. He believes Gen. Hawley is such a man because he owns a newspaper in Connecticut which did all it could in the recent campaign to keep alive sectional animosities. A Democratic attempt to fasten on Senator Morton a charge of having misappropriated $250,000 when he was Governor of Indiana at the outbreak of the war is not a success. It only recalls the fact that on account of the course of the “copperhead” majority in tho Legislature, Governor Morton had to borrow money to maintain the state in fitting out troops. Secretary Stanton advanced him $250,000 from one of the war appropriations of Congress, all of which was -repaid, and the accounts were satisfactorily adjusted long ago. The N. Y. Tribune says: A correspon dent familiar with the “ins” and “outs” of New England politics writes thus: “To those who know the inner workings of Massachu setts politics the apparent withholding of sup port from Mr. Elaine as a Presidential can" didate is not surprising. Massachusetts has never affected Maine or Maine men since the separation of the two States in 1820. In old times, Gov. William King, John Holmes, and Prentiss Mellen felt the weight of Boston dis pleasure. Later it took the form of opposi tion to George Evans—confessedly the lead ing Whig in Congress from New England af ter Mr. Webster entered Harrison’s cabinet. Still more recently Hannibal Hamlin was opposed by Massachusetts at Chicago in 1860, and beaten by her at Baltimore in 1864. Mr. Fessenden to the day of his death fell, and felt very keenly, that injustice was always done him by Massachusetts men and Mass achusetts papers. If Mr. Blaine is the latest instance, be has a long line of illustrious predecessors. But Massachusetts will not readily forgive him for being a native of Pennsylvania and a citizen of Maine.” Current Soles. The two great men of the New York De mocracy are Horatio Seymour and John Mor rissey—the brain and the brawn of the parly. What a fine Secretary of War the Honorable John would make.—N. T. Herald. Mr. Blaine is now beyond question the fav orite of a majority of the Eepublicans In the United States for the office of President. He Lias mure ineuu* iu new-xurK iuuu any uiu er candidate.—Troy Whin. We observe that those who are chiefly re markable for not doing anything, and for be ing unwilling that others should do anything for the restoration of specie payments, aie very sensitive about aud hostile to the substi tution of silver for the nasty little notes which have been an abomination for neariy fifteen years.—Cin. Commercial. The weak points in Governor Tilden’s can vas3 are the operation of the two-thirds rule, the jealousy of the west, the division of his party on the currency question, and the fact that the last three Democratic candidates have been taken from New York and have in every instance led the party to defeat.—N. Y. Herald. The Portsmouth (N. H.) Chronicle makes bold to say that it considered it a refresh ingly cool piece of ‘‘cheek” when an ex-rebel brigadier general, with an Andersonville war record, headed a congressional investigation (with closed and guarded doors) at the navy yard, there to enquire into the cost of the sloop of war Kearsarge. And it expects their report will show that the vessel was inefficient and unseawortby, and that there was a scandalous waste of ammunition at the time she sent the pirate Alabama to Davy Jones’ locfter, aud thereby threw the indus trious collector of chronometers, Semmes, out of a job. American Architect. — The American Architect and Building News for April 29, is an excellent number of this valuable weekly journal of construction and decorative art. The practical character of its suggestions as evi denced in these articles is combiced with an esthetic breadth and taste which speaks well for the culture of its conductors. The list of contents comprises Kusengartier's Architectur al Styles, Acoustics in Architecture, The Use of Moulded Brick, Tbe Supervising Archi tect’s Bill, communications on the lie port of Meeting A. T. A., and The Gout Earthcloset and the Ash System, Notes and Clipplings and an excellent Summary. There are two elabor ate illustrations—one a design for tbe Worces ter Lunatic Hospital, by George Dutton Band, and another Parish Building of St. Timothy’s Church, Koxboro, Penn,, by Emlen T. Littele, New York. When the German Emperor receives a letter from any member of bis official family—and be receives many in the course of a day—he reads it and writes a brief answer, which he places iu tbe envelope directed to him, and then changes the address, “To his Majesty the Em peror, from Councillor Blank,” to “From his Majesty the Emperor, to Councillor Blank.” Art, Afttsic and the Drama. Arthur Neville, the English artist, has made a statuette of Miss Genevieve Ward in the sleep-walking scene of Lady Macbeth. A cast of the figure will be exhibited at Philadelphia. The possibility that existed of Clara Morris’s reappearance this season is now dispelled by the definite verdict of her physician that she will not be able to act. Many of the London journals criticise Signor, Rossi’s Hamlet unfavorably. The drift of ad verse criticism is that the character, as repre sented by Rossi, is too violent and melodramat ic, lacking dignity and repose. August Belmont’s fine gallery of paintings in New York is open now for the benefit of the women s Centennial union. It contains about one hundred very choice works, chiefly by fo» eign artists. Among them are Bougnereau’s celebrated picture of “The Twins” a large and very important work by Baron Leys, a hunting scene by Rosa Bonheur, "The Slave Market,’’ by Gerome; “The School,” by Vautier; "8by lock and Jessica,” by Keyser, and numerous other pictures and pieces of statuary by the greatest among the modern masters. The contributions of American artists to the salon in Paris this year are given by the The American Register as follows: “The represen tation ol American artists will be very interest ing. Mr. Bacon sends his Franklin’s Tea Par ty, a work peculiarly attractive just now by reason of the centennial year. Mr. Eaton con tributes a Harvest Scene, treated in the some what severe style of Millet. Mr. Weir sends a portrait; Mr. May a portrait of a lady and a picture of an Alsatian Girl. Mr. Dubois con tributes a 1 indscape—a scene in Holland. Mr Knight sends his fine Harvesters Reposing, now the property of Mr. A. J. Drexel.” * When Titiens was in Baltimore, in response to an encore she sang “Kathleen Mavourneen,’’ which she rendered with such exquisite feeling as to arouse the utmost enthusiasm of the large audience. One gentleman was particu larly affected, and he afterwards went round to congratulate the prima donna. He announced himself as Captain Crouch, the composer of the song, a statement which was at first re ceived with great incredulity, Crouch being supposed to have died several years ago. After an interview with Mr. Mapleson, however, bis identity was fully established. Captain Crouch it appears, served in the Northern Army dur ing the American civil war. He has promised to write a companion to “Kathleen Mavour neap,” and to dedicate it to Mile. Titiens. Miss Kate Field, according to a dispatch to the New York Herald, made her appearance at the Gayety Theatre in London on Thursday last, under the pseudonym of Mary Kemble. She acted the part of Volante in “The Honey moon," the part ol Juliana being taken by Miss Genevieve Ward. Miss Field was entirely un announced, and appears to have been success^ ful. The Athensum said of her performance: “This actress showed much intelligence and vivacity, and her performance evinced a gen uine feeling for comedy.” The Globe said, “There were some traces of nervousness, but her impersonation was bright, animated and intelligent. Others say sue played with much vivacity and intelligence, and looked the part to the life. Mr. Millais, the artist, is in luck—having re. ceived an order tor a single picture for whieb he is to be paid seventy-five thousand dollars. This is the highest sum yet paid fw a single work of any living artist, unless it may be matched by the price paid by the late Mr. Stewart for a Meissonier, which was the same, or nearly the same. The buyer of the Millais la a picture dealer in London, and intends to ex hibit it when it is finished. Holman Hunt’s “Shadow ol the Cross” sold for the same pur pose, brought fifty thousand dollars to tbe artist, and, it is supposed, a handsome profit to the purchaser. Turner’s “Grand Canal” was sold in London last year for thirty-five thous and dollars. Tbe higher prices since obtained would seem to show that there is increasing demand for the work.'of the best artists. Kate Field, in her latest letter from London, says that America is contributing quite a num ber of artists to the English concert room and stage. There are six Americans who are sing ing or waiting to sing before audiences in Lon don, including Miss Antoinette Sterling and Mrs. Osgood, who have made excellent posi tions a« concert singers. Mrs. Knox, formerly Miss Florence Rice (contralto), ol Brooklyn has just arrived from Paris, where she has been studying. Miss Emma Abbott, protegee of Adelina Patti, and originally discovered by Louise Kellogg, is engaged at the Covent Gar den Opera House: and there is also Mile. Bi anca ltosavalle, otherwise Miss Blanche Tuck er, a young lady (blonde) belonging to Chicago, who was at one time a writer for the American press, and Miss Fannie, daughter ef the late Dr. Smith, of Columbus, Ohio. Mr. John Graham Lough, the soulptor, died in England recently. The London Times gives these particulars of hislifeand principal works: “He was a native of Northumberland, and as a boy followed the plow, when acci leotally his artistic taste became known to a neighboring gentleman, who helped and encouraged him in his early struggles for independence. Coming up to London, be made tbe Elgin marbles In tbe British Museum his study, ani became an exhibitor at tbe Royal Academy in 1826. Iu the following year he produced an ideal status of Milo, which, together with a companion statue, ‘Samson,’ was purchased by the Duke of Wellington. For some years Lough appar ently held himself in reserve, rarely exhibiting at tbe Academy; and the years 1881-38 he spent in Rome in patient and not unfruitful study, though under no special master. He executed in 1845 the statue of Her Majesty iu the Royal Exchange, and two years later a ,.c i>-:-, t iu... .t i_»*_.» i__ also commissioned in the first instance to exe cute the lioDs for the Nelson Monument In Tra falgar square.” Vertunni, the leading Roman landscape painter, a Neipo'itan by birth, is called the Rothschild among painters. His snperb stu dios are marvels of beauty. There are rooms furnished in exquisite taste. Magnificent cas kets arc these rooms for his beautiful pictures. The walls are hung with the costliest tapes tries aud Persian rug«; Eastern stuffs of the richest dyes are draped aronnd armor and vas es; there are soft carpets, old carved tables, and cabinets and chairs, porcelains, majolicas, Per sian enamels, cinque cento brasses; in short, all those enchantiog objects that make studios or one’s own rooms fascinating when one is cursed with that ruinous taste ol what is called irreverently, bric-a-hrac. At his private resi dence are equally remarkable objects, and even more cut ions. He has been two yean getting up a purely Arabic room. The men were six months paintlDg the ceilings. The doois of this room be bought at Fortuny’s sale; they art of some rare woods, inla'd in high relief with precious ivories (Arabic workmanship,) and they cost $0000 francs. Over these precious doors are huge slabs of aucieut Arabic majolica. There are wonderfully worked Arabic bronse lanterns hanging ftom the ceiliDg. Four huge arches are filled with stuffs and armor and Arabic musical instruments. The windows are of Arabic dtsigos, and the walls are pannelled with Arabic catvings and rich Oriental staffs. Barney Williams (Bernard Flaherty) left about $200,000. The New York San tells this story of his courtship: la 1800 Barney waa still in the company, and Joe Jefferson waa the low comedian. His first wife, Maggie Lockyer, whom he first knew as a young ballet girl of the Bowery Theatre, waa dead, and he began to admire the pretty Mrs. Mestayer. Birney was also impressed by her, but both were too shy to offer themselves, and neither knew the other’s feelings. One evening Joe asked Bar ney as they were dressing for the stage, to make Mrs. Mestayer an offer on his behalf. Barney was staggereJ, but ha heroically re solved to abide by the lady’s decision. He fnl - filled his task between the first and secoud act of the first piece, saying, "Mr. Jefferson has commissioned me to offer his heart and hand.” "I am sorry,” said she, as her face clouded with mingled regret at the necessity of render ing Jefferson unbaigg, and at the seeming in difference of Barney. “I respect and admirs Mr. Jefferson, but I can never become his wife." “Then will you have me?” eagerly icquired Barney. ”1 will,” said she, brlghten ing up as Barney seized her band. A clergy man was sent for, and the couple were married between the secoud aud third acts. The late Mr. Stewart possessed one of the largest and most costly private art gallerias in the country. He had been for many year* a large buyer of pictures; but bis collection did

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